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2020 State of Rural Minnesota Report
Presents an overview of rural Minnesota. Includes county-level data and statistics on population migration, economic vitality, employment, income, rurality, and more.
Author(s): Kelly Asche
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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Integrating Rural into the New Reality of Health Care
Recording of a webinar held on June 3, 2020 focused on the effect of healthcare system mergers on access to healthcare services in rural communities, especially in the state of Minnesota. Features a panel of rural healthcare experts discussing how policies created to control hospital costs impact healthcare access. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the Subscribe tab, then selecting Open Transcript.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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Integrating Rural into the New Reality of Healthcare
Discusses service consolidations implemented by healthcare systems to control costs, and examines the resulting cuts to rural healthcare services, especially in Minnesota. Offers recommendations to help policymakers respond to the negative effects of healthcare acquisitions and mergers on healthcare access in rural communities. Includes rural/urban comparisons on profit margins for hospitals, patient demographics, miles traveled for inpatient and outpatient services, and more.
Author(s): Kelly Asche, Marnie Werner
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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Minnesota's Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce, 2017-2018
Provides an overview of Minnesota's license practical nurse (LPN) workforce using data from the Minnesota Board of Nursing and the 2017-2018 LPN Workforce Survey. Presents information on demographics, education, employment, and geographic distribution by region.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Minnesota's Registered Nurse Workforce, 2020
Provides an overview of Minnesota's registered nurse workforce using data from the Minnesota Board of Nursing and the 2017-2018 Registered Nurse (RN) Workforce Survey. Presents information on demographics, education, employment, and geographical distribution by region.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Association of Neighborhood Measures of Social Determinants of Health With Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in the US Midwest
Results of a study examining how area-level social determinants of health and rurality were associated with cancer screening practices in 75 Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System practices in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin in 2016-2017. Features statistics on factors associated with 3 types of cancer screenings, with breakdowns by urban, rural, and highly rural areas.
Author(s): Shaheen S. Kurani, Rozalina G. McCoy, Michelle A. Lampman, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 3(3)
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
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Minnesota's Social Worker Workforce, 2020
Describes the social worker workforce in Minnesota. Covers demographic statistics, education, employment, and distribution of social workers in metropolitan areas, large towns, small town rural, and isolated rural areas in Minnesota.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Minnesota's Physical Therapist (PT) Workforce, 2020
An overview of the physical therapist workforce in the state of Minnesota based on a 2017 workforce questionnaire and other resources. Provides data and statistics on demographics, educational attainment, current employment status and future plans, specialties, use of electronic health records and telemedicine, and includes geographic distribution by rural-urban commuting regions (RUCAs).
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Assessing Health and Safety Concerns and Psychological Stressors among Agricultural Workers in the U.S. Midwest
Results of a 2018 study of 540 farmers in Iowa, Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota, and Nebraska, identifying agricultural work stressors including chemical and equipment safety, finances, and health concerns such as hearing loss, respiratory problems, depression, and acute illnesses. Examines differences between mail and in-person survey modes, and compares their effectiveness in promoting farm workers' willingness to participate in the surveys. Features demographics and statistics on the types of stress experienced.
Author(s): Kanika Arora, Marsha Cheyney, Fredric Gerr, et al.
Citation: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 26(1), 45-58
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
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Minnesota's Uninsured Profile and Interactive Map
Profile and interactive map displaying county-level rates and numbers of uninsured individuals in Minnesota. Compares the uninsured population with the total population on characteristics such as income, race/ethnicity, educational attainment, and more. Information is available at the ZIP code, county, economic development region, legislative district, and state level.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: State Health Access Data Assistance Center
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Last Updated: 6/21/2022